Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT – Owner / Director Physical Therapy 4 Kids
Meet Wendy Kaplan-Lager a Pediatric Physical Therapist with over 30+ years of experience treating infants and children. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
Wendy received her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) in Pediatrics in 1988. Her specialty areas are in evaluating and treating infants and children with Prematurity, Torticollis, Hypotonia, Developmental Delays, Cerebral Palsy, Coordination Disorders, Orthopedic and Neurologic Impairments and Genetic Disorders.
Wendy has worked in hospital settings, neonatal intensive care units, early intervention programs, pre-school and school-aged special education settings, home care and private practice. As a professional who enjoys teaching, Wendy also provides workshops and in-service trainings to medical professionals, parents and teachers. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA).
Wendy is well-known in her field as an instructor, consultant, administrator and experienced clinician. She is married and is the mother of 4 wonderful children. Wendy is extremely passionate about her field of work and her patients remain part of her large “extended” family for years and years.
Anything is Possible with Hard Work, Patience and Perseverance.
An important lesson from a 3 year old boy.
A 3 year old Alabama boy overcame severe scoliosis and infant torticollis in his neck with 2 years of infant physical therapy to become a ‘Trick Shot Titan’. Using a ping pong ball, he gets the ball into the cup every time!
Korbin is a huge fan of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and loves the Harlem Globetrotters. His mom puts videos of him on YouTube where he has 1204 subscribers. This happy boy is all over social media with the help of his parents.
Success stories like this are great to see. This kid makes us feel like anything is possible.
For those of you in the White Plains, NY area, Physical Therapy 4 Kidscan help you and your baby if you have any concerns about his or her physical movements. Contact us for more information.
WebMD: Torticollis is a problem involving the muscles of the neck that causes the head to tilt down. The term comes from two Latin words: tortus, which means twisted, and collum, which means neck. Sometimes it’s called “wryneck.”
WebMD says, “Give her plenty of time on your tummy. Holding your baby this way will strengthen back and neck muscles and keep the back of her head from flattening. Ideally, she should have 15 minutes of tummy time 4 times a day. You can support her on your chest, across your lap, or on a pillow if that makes it easier.“ Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT of physicaltherapy4kids.com stresses the importance of Tummy Time for your infant. If you have any concerns about your child, contact Wendy to find out how she can help.
Sometimes all you have to do is just ask. One mom, all she did was ask and then 19 children with disabilities got to dance at Lincoln Center with the NYC Ballet! It turned out to be a wonderful experience for the teachers and the students!
“My son had some flattening on his head as he preferred to lay on one side. We went to a consultation with Wendy in which she diagnosed him with torticollis. We were alarmed. But she immediately put us at ease. She has a nurturing personality and that immediately came through. She first assured us that it was not anyone’s fault and that he can and will overcome torticollis. We left the consult with a wealth of knowledge on the condition, and armed with exercise tools and technique to use at home. Most of all, we had a sense of comfort that our baby would be in capable, highly skilled and experienced hands. I was impressed at all the information she gave us right away and all the tips and tricks she told us to implement right away. No need to wait around for other sessions to get started. She wanted our baby to get better right away. No gimmicks.
A few days later I called Wendy’s office to ask her opinion on a torticollis pillow I’d found online. She answered, jumped on the internet as I’m on the phone with her, read about the pillow and gave me her feedback. I was impressed she took the time to do that without me having to call back or go through a member of her staff first.
Wendy referred us to cranial technologies to address the flatness on his head. We are glad she referred us to such a skilled team. They were friendly, informative and guided us every step of the way through his helmet wearing days.
We saw Wendy for most of our son’s first year and he has flown through his milestones and has full range of motion of his neck and is completely healed of torticollis. It was such a pleasure to watch Wendy do her work which she did with joy and enthusiasm at every single session. She is one of the kindest, most loving person I know. I’m so glad I met her and just want to encourage anyone that needs a pediatric physical therapist to go see Wendy. We knew our baby was getting the highest quality of care in her hands and are confident that we made the best choice in seeing Wendy.” NR, White Plains, NY